Last night, FABlife editor Kate Spencer and I had the privilege of attending an advanced screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Being the shameless Twi-hards that we are, we arrived to the theater unacceptably giddy for our age, even snapping a fangirl photo with a cardboard Edward Cullen. After being somewhat let-down by the first two adaptations and covering the sh*t out of Eclipse, we were really hoping the third movie lived up to its growing hype. Crappy wigs aside (ahem, Bella and Rosalie), David Slade‘s film did not disappoint! Here are nine reasons Eclipse knocks the other Twilight flicks out of the newborn-filled water.
1. Intense newborn beheading! Thought the only way to kill a vampire was by setting them on fire a la James? Wrong! Apparently you can also violently snap off their heads! During the ultimate Cullen-werewolf-newborn throw-down, heads were crackin’ off left and right!
2. The Cullens toned down their cakey makeup. Something about our precious Edward looked “off” in New Moon. His handsome face looked flat and overly powdered. It looks like the makeup crew was revamped (pun intended) for Eclipse, because the Cullen clan was the perfect level of pasty. Read more…
We’ve all been burnt by bad horror movie remakes. Nightmare on Elm Street couldn’t have stunk any harder if Freddie Krueger had personally tea-bagged the viewer. So hurrah for The Crazies, a taut update on George A. Romero‘s 1973 chiller. The premise is simple: a town’s good citizens are very quickly becoming homicidal maniacs and nobody is sure why. When the army moves in to restore order, things only get worse. Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant is the upright sheriff who is just trying to get the hell out of there, while wifey Radha Mitchell is turning into quite a scream queen. The suspense scenes are well-handled, too: Olyphant’s attempt to fight off a pair of nutzoids with a knife sticking out his hand ranks as one of the best action sequences of the year.
Extras: Tons of great goodies, including deleted scenes, commentary from director Breck Eisner (Sahara) and a copy of the script.
- By C. Bottomley
Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes clip above!
OMG! Michael Douglas‘s ex-wife Diandra Luker is Gordon Gekko! So they met in 1977 and divorced in 2000. And now one decade after the divorce, she’s filed a lawsuit against him because she’s gunning for half the money he made on his new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Greed never sleeps too. Not one decade after. Not ever, as far as some people are concerned.
Diandra claims she’s entitled to Michael’s dough because her divorce pay-out allegedly states she’s supposed to get half of anything Douglas makes on his movies. And this includes spin-offs (the original Wall Street was made in 1987). So now she’s all ‘what’s yours-is-MINE-b*itch!’ Her lawyer, Nancy Chemtob, stood up for her client, telling Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper, “It’s the same character, the same title, just years later.”
But Douglas’ attorney says no way, stating the film’s a sequel and not a spin-off, so ex-wifey should get bupkis. Okay Diandra – we’re all for paying your dues, but you got about $45 MILLION in your divorce settlement. Lay off and stop being such a mooch.
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You guys. YOU GUYSSSSSS! The Eclipse premiere is officially over, and we’re soothing our broken heart with some In N’ Out as we sit here reflecting on the night that was. Before we recap our 11 Most Epic Moments From The Eclipse Red Carpet, let us set the stage for you. We got to the Nokia Theater at 2PM, up-do secured on our head with 108 bobby pins, decked out in a wrinkled Old Navy dress and Haviana flip flops. We never did switch into our heels, because it wouldn’t be fair to dwarf Taylor Lautner on his big day (nor would it be fair to our feet).
We hung out at press check in with the lovely gals from Twilightish and Team Twilight until we finally made it to our spot on the red carpet, directly across from a group of Wolf Pack lovers who howled every time anyone wolf-related was mentioned. It got old fast but you know, they camped out for 4 days to earn the right to howl at the Eclipse premiere…more power to them. We were hoping one of them would imprint on us, but alas – they were saving themselves for BooBoo Stewart.
From that moment on, the red carpet only got wilder, weirder and more wonderfully insane. Behold our 11 Most Epic Moments From The Eclipse Red Carpet. Every single one of these things is true – we’ve got the video above as proof. Awkward, awkward proof.
11. Meeting the world’s horniest Twilight fans. We get it. They’re hot. Yes, we want to spoon with Robert Pattinson while catching up on Modern Family too. But we met some of the most x-rated Twi-fans in the world on the red carpet, with the signage to prove it. We chatted with one girl who referenced Rob and her “itching ovaries” and another who wanted to do illegal things to Kellan Lutz that involved whips and whipped cream. We’re not saying Twilight fans need to get laid (we think they got that covered), just that we’re jealous of they people they’re doing it with because you know there are feathers and broken beds involved.
We polled the experts – the Eclipse cast and a few of their close personal red carpet pals – about what they think the next big sexy, supernatural-y monster trend is going to be and we’ve got their ridiculous (and ridiculously adorable) answers above. Yes, we hate to even imagine a world without Edward Cullen, but we also can’t deny the truth – vampires and werewolves have almost jumped the shark. By the time Breaking Dawn Part 2 rolls around in 2012 Taylor Lautner will be dating Miley Cyrus, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will have a couple of kids and Peter Facinelli will be President. They’ll be over slicing their eyes up with red contact lenses and bathing in white make up and we’ll be forced to move on. Can someone pass us our box of Twilight-themed tissues? We, uh, have something in our eye. Okay, both eyes. Fine! They’re tears.
Face it, Twi-hards – all vampy things must come to an end…except eternal life. Check out the cast’s predictions – and our ridiculous red carpet hairdo – above.
After kung-fu gripping each other as they made their way down the scream and flash-filled red carpet, Robert Pattinson (photos) and Kristen Stewart (photos) looked relaxed and giddy at the after party. In true KStew form, she swapped her pumps and mini skirt for jeans and sneakers the first chance she got – and we love her 10X more for it. Needless to say, she looked just as adorable in her casual wear as her glamorous red, er, black carpet duds.
Much to our delight, the blissful pair made zero effort to squash rumors of their romance as they leaned into each other and posed for the paps. See Robsten enjoying the party below with cast mates Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, and Nikki Reed.
The premiere may be over, but there’s still plenty of Twilight coverage to tide over the hardest of Twi-fans ’til the 30th. Tomorrow night is “Twilight Night,” when MovieFone will be sponsoring screenings of the first two chapters of The Twilight Saga in cities across the country, with cast appearances and fun activities. Don’t wanna leave your couch? Watch their live stream starting at 10PM EST.
Robert Pattinson and Morrissey: Separated at birth! Are we right or are we right? RPatzz has been vaguely reminding us of some God-like celebrity from another era. But we couldn’t put our finger on it — until now. The bouffant hair. The English charm. The pronounced jawline and the well-endowed eyebrows. Come on! They’re practically twins. Rob’s purple suede jacket at the Twilight Eclipse premiere reminded us of the album cover for Morrissey’s You Are The Quarry (note the similar duds). Is RPatzz intentionally modeling himself after Morrissey?
Either way, Rob’s striking similarity to Morrissey leads us to two predictions. 1) That Robert Pattinson’s career will be extended at least two decades by the fandom of Mexicans, probably thanks to his near pompadour. And 2) That Robert Pattinson is a shoo-in to play Morrissey in what we’re guessing is an inevitable Hollywood biopic. More pics after the jump …
A couple days ago our editor Kate Spencer reported live from Tent City where over 7,000 Twi-hards awaited their chance to catch a glimpse of Rob Pattinson‘s luscious mop and Kristen Stewart‘s tiny bird legs at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
As we patrolled the live stream tonight for any sign of Robsten (photos), the deafening waves of shrieking girls only increased – we’re certain at times their anticipation caused them to yelp at passing production assistants. While we’re sure having gazillions of devoted (and we mean, devoted) fans is beyond flattering for probable-couple Rob and Kristen, there’s got to be moments of claustrophobia mixed in with those gracious autographs and fan pics. Fans of the Twilight franchise are an openly emotional kind, shamelessly making bite requests, and snapping thousands of blurred photos with their cell phones. (Disclaimer: We’re not denying we’d do/have already done any of these things.)
Maintaining a cheerful, grateful disposition amidst all the commotion cannot always be easy, and while Rob and Kristen seemingly pulled off another madhouse premiere tonight, there were some funny face-producing moments of them almost losing their sanity. But for each shot of Rob looking befuddled there were five of the pair gazing into each others’ eyes, smiling, and cracking each other up. Looks like our favorite secret lovers are more likely to breeze to Breaking Dawn than reach their breaking point.
In what many would consider a major red carpet faux pas, Twilight stars Dakota Fanning and Christian Serratos arrived to the Eclipse premiere in the same dangerously studded Louboutin peep-toes. While Fanning paired them with an expectedly girly Elie Saab dress, Serratos wore a corseted black dress with a full tulle skirt. Who wore the fierce footwear better? [Photos: Getty Images]
Two members of the Cullen clan arrived to the Eclipse premiere in decidedly non-gothic gowns – a recurring trend at Twilight premieres. Nikki Reed donned a blue feathered Marchesa dress that left little the imagination – lots of cleavage, leg, and back! Ashley Greene took the opposite route (suprise!), covering up in a mature gray floor-length frock by Alexis Mabille Couture. Which powdery look do you prefer? [Photos: Getty Images]